Minnesota state parks with free fishing opportunities

Learn more about where and when you can fish for free in Minnesota state parks.
Don't forget your vehicle permit to enter a park - you will still need one.

Map of Minnesota showing which state parks have free shore fishing, free fishing from a boat, or free loaner equipment.Minneopa State ParkNerstrand Big Woods State ParkMille Lacs Kathio State ParkFather Hennepin State ParkLake Bronson State ParkHayes Lake State ParkZippel Bay State ParkFranz Jevne State ParkOld Mill State ParkBuffalo River State ParkItasca State ParkLake Bemidji State ParkSchoolcraft State ParkHill Annex Mine State ParkScenic State ParkBear Head Lake State ParkLake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State ParkLake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State ParkMcCarthy Beach State ParkMcCarthy Beach State ParkSavannah Portage State ParkMaplewood State ParkGlendalough State ParkCrow Wing State ParkFather Hennepin State ParkMoose Lake State ParkMoose Lake State ParkLake Carlos State ParkBig Stone Lake State ParkMonson Lake State ParkSibley State ParkGlacial Lakes State ParkLake Maria State ParkMille Lacs Kathio State ParkJay Cooke State ParkBanning State ParkSt. Croix State ParkWild River State ParkInterstate State ParkWilliam O'Brien State ParkLac qui Parle State ParkUpper Sioux Agency State ParkAfton State ParkFort Snelling State ParkFort Ridgely State ParkCamden State ParkSplit Rock Creek State ParkBlue Mounds State ParkLake Shetek State ParkFlandrau State ParkKilen Woods State ParkMinneopa State ParkSakatah Lake State ParkLake Louise State ParkMyre Big Island State ParkNerstrand Big Woods State ParkCharles A. Lindbergh State ParkRice Lake State ParkFrontenac State ParkJohn A. Latsch State Park

**These parks also have designated trout fishing opportunities that require a fishing license and trout stamp. Please contact the park manager to assist you in where to fish for free.